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CREATE AMAZING CONTENT GRAPHICS WITH THESE FREE DESIGN TOOLS!



A guaranteed way to grab people’s attention is through attractive content!


However, it can be incredibly difficult and expensive to create graphics using professional software like Photoshop, and not everyone is an expert designer.


So, we’ve got a creative solution for you! We’ve compiled a list of free design tools to make your life soooo much easier! They have a minimal learning curve, drag-and-drop features, trendy templates, and more!


All these platforms have free accounts for the basic features, but you can unlock more with the paid tiers... We'd suggest upgrading because you'll probably get hooked and the features are certainly worth it.


However, whether you choose to use premium accounts or not, and whatever your design skill level is – these tools are guaranteed to be useful in creating stunning visuals with ease!


See our breakdown below of each platform’s key features and pricing and go get creative!


1. Canva

Key Features

· Plenty of templates for every occasion

· Animate elements with ease

· Access to hundreds of fonts

· Millions of stock photos, videos, icons, shapes, graphic elements, etc.

· Brand kit – one place for all your brand assets

· Collaborate with your team on designs

· Remove backgrounds easily

· Brand locking – allow your team to edit only certain parts of the design

· Design Approval – disables downloading of files until design approved by your team


Pricing

· Free - (250,000+ templates, limited access to photos and graphics, invite members to your team)

· Pro - £7.50+ / month (420,000+ templates, all elements & assets, save designs as templates, schedule social media content to 7 platforms)

· Enterprise - £35+ / month (Brand Kits, control your team’s access, select which elements your team can edit)


2. Easil

Key Features

· Professionally designed templates

· Easy to use GIF Maker to animate text, graphics, and photos

· Text Effects Tools – add glow, blur, shadows to your text

· Huge range of free fonts or upload your own

· Colour palette generator

· Stock photo library of over 29 million photos

· Brand kit – one place for all your brand assets

· Collaborate with your team on designs

· Brand locking – allow your team to edit only certain parts of the design

· Design Approval – disables downloading of files until design approved by your team


Pricing

· Easil Basic – Free (2,500+ templates, free stock images, graphic elements, text effects, organise with folders)

· Easil Plus - £5+ / month (10,000+ templates, the tier that unlocks all the features)

· Easil Edge - £35+ / month (20,000+ templates, access to industry tailored templates and priority support)


3. Snappa

Key Features

· 1,225+ beautiful templates

· Over 5,000,000 stock photos that are 100% royalty-free and licensed for commercial use

· 3,100,000+ icons and graphics to choose from – all royalty free and safe for personal and commercial use

· Access a collection of 100,000+ quotes

· Use any of Google’s 3,350+ fonts or upload your own

· Preview & share your images to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Buffer, Bitly

· Schedule your social media posts to Buffer right from Stencil


Pricing

· Starter – Free (6,000+ templates, access to photos & graphics, 3 design downloads per month)

· Pro - £7.30+ / month (unlimited design downloads per month, Buffer/Social media integrations, use custom fonts, remove image backgrounds)

· Team - £14.60+ / month (team collaboration)


4. Stencil

Key Features

· Professionally designed templates

· Easy to use GIF Maker to animate text, graphics and photos

· Text Effects Tools – add glow, blur, shadows to your text

· Huge range of free fonts or upload your own

· Colour palette generator

· Stock photo library of over 29 million photos

· Brand kit – one place for all your brand assets

· Collaborate with your team on designs

· Brand locking – allow your team to edit only certain parts of the design

· Design Approval – disables downloading of files until design approved by your team


Pricing

· Free (limited access to features, 10 design downloads per month)

· Pro - £6.50+ / month (save up to 50 design downloads per month, access to all features, upload your own fonts)

· Team - £7.70+ / month (save unlimited design downloads)


5. Crello

Key Features

· Remove backgrounds easily

· Apply beautiful filters to your photos

· Access a collection of stickers, icons, and graphic elements

· Access to unique stock photos, HD stock video clips and animations

· Animate any element easily

· Creating and editing videos

· Add music to photos or audio to video


Pricing

· Starter - Free (10 design downloads per month)

· Pro - £7.30+ / month (unlimited design downloads, invite team members, remove backgrounds from images)


6. Visme

Key Features

· Creating engaging graphics, videos, presentations, infographics, and documents

· Extensive collection of flexible templates

· 1.5 million high-quality stock photos, vectors and shapes

· Visualise your data with over 50 charts and maps

· Create branded templates in your asset library with your brand colours and fonts

· Animate elements and create clickable content


Pricing

· Starter - Free (5 projects, limited templates & assets, download as JPG)

· Standard - £11+ / month (15 projects, all templates & assets, no Visme branding, download as PDF)

· Business - £21+ / month (unlimited projects, download in more file types, Brand Kit, upload videos & audios, collaborate with your team)



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